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Gaughran Family History

Gaughran Name Meaning

Irish (Meath): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eachráin a patronymic from the personal name Eachrán perhaps containing the element each- ‘horse’. Compare Gahan

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gaughan, Loughran, Faughnan, Haughton, Gargan, Gavaghan, Laughlin

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Where is the Gaughran family from?

You can see how Gaughran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaughran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Gaughran families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Gaughran families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Gaughran's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Gaughran families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaughran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaughran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaughran. 37% of Gaughran men worked as a Clerk and 19% of Gaughran women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaughran were Manager and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    37%
  • Laborer
    37%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Manager
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gaughran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaughran census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 599 immigration records available for the last name Gaughran. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 690 military records available for the last name Gaughran. For the veterans among your Gaughran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaughran lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gaughran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gaughran in 1954 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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